"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

Chicky Dishcloth

Our dishwasher decided to go towards the light on Monday.  There was no reviving it this time.   It lived a good, long life.   It was built in the very early 1990's so I suppose about 16 years of service isn't too shabby.   Towards the end it was getting a little cantakerous but it still did the job most days.   But alas...all things must come to an end.   On Monday the dishwasher just decided to quit.  The motor died.   Kapoot.   Unfortunately, it did so when I had a full sink of dishes and a full dishwasher of dirty dishes.  

After lamenting my bad luck, and spending a good 45 minutes washing dishes by hand, I decided to try to turn lemons into lemonade.   So, I made a couple of dishcloths.   I only have a picture of one at the moment...the first one...

Chick dishcloth in it's natural habitat.

I got the pattern for this dischloth off from Melissa's Knitting Pages (there are ALOT of cute dishcloths on that blog).  I must admit that making these little dischloths helped brighten the prospect of washing the dishes by hand. 


WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

Now THAT is a cute dishcloth! I love knit dishcloths anywhere. The stitches seem to lend much more mileage to the dish soap ...and the elbow grease!

So glad you got your comment glitch fixed!

: )

The Craftivist said...

Thanks. I thought it was pretty cute. I had started by trying to make a homer simpson dishcloth but after having to tear it apart about 6 times I finally gave up and opted for the little chick instead. Homer Simpson was a bit to advanced for my emergent knitting skills lol. I'm glad that I was able to find a solution to the comments issue as well. It was really getting to be a pain in my rear end there after awhile. :)